DDR-Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Nazi Crimes on Trial

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Case Nr.1091
Crime Category: War Crimes, Final Phase Crimes
Accused:
Lier, Edwin life sentence
Court:
LG/BG Erfurt 591107
Ob. Gericht der DDR 591130
Country where the crime was committed: GDR
Crime Location: Grossbrüchter Krs.Sondershausen
Crime Date: 4504
Victims: Prisoners of War
Nationality: Yugoslav (Serbian)
Agency: Hilfspolizei Grossbrüchter (auxiliary police)
Subject of the proceeding: Two Serbian prisoners of war who had been put to agricultural work in Grossbrüchter joined the American troops as they entered the town. As the Americans were forced to temporarily withdraw, one of the prisoners of war was shot by a Wehrmacht unit, which was informed by the defendant, while the other was caught by the defendant and shot in the head [additional conviction for unauthorized possession of a weapon and for agitation endangering the state (staatsgefährdender Hetze), between 1948 and 1958]

Published in DDR-Justiz und NS-Verbrechen vol. III

 

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